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Aunt Kate's Household Annual.
London & Dundee: John Leng & Company, [1932]. Thick octavo, 252 pages. Illustrated throughout. First edition. A cookbook with a preliminary calendar for the year 1933. Not quite an almanac/cookbook but in that vicinity. This is the only year for which we can find any record, so the annual aspect of the book was short-lived. The illustrations throughout include color illustrations of various dishes, and black and white photographic illustrations... (Item #5294)
Price: $150.00
Aunt Kate's Household Annual. Aunt Kate.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Quarto, xv, 684, xxxii, [2] pages. Seventeenth printing, originally issued in October 1961. The classic book that started the career of the most famous of American food personalities. Fading and light soil to top edge and to spine, The red is particularly faded. Good. Lacking dust jacket. Inscribed on the half-title, "Bon appetit to Michael, Julia Child, 9/22/92" (Item #6032)
Price: $350.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck.
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The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition.
London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1792. Octavo, 467, [5] pages. Illustrated, with twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. Apparently lacking the frontispiece portrait of the author which is recorded for some copies of this printing but not all. The seventh edition of this extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghostwritten by "the printer and hack... (Item #3670)
Price: $500.00
The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition. John Farley.
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Little Pilgrimages among Bavarian Inns. Being an account of little journeys to the Bavarian highlands and to various quaint inns and hostelries in an out of the ancient towns, together with reminiscences of student and artist life in Munich.
Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1906. Octavo, xii, 337 pages. Illustrated with 32 black and white photographic plates. Maps to endpapers. Title page printed in black and gold. First edition. A title in the publisher's Little Pilgrimages series. Evocative travel writing with visits to small inns as the focus, all recorded before the ravages of two world wars. Ownership signature to free front endpaper and to half-title, otherwise fine... (Item #5784)
Price: $40.00
Little Pilgrimages among Bavarian Inns. Being an account of little journeys to the Bavarian highlands and to various quaint inns and hostelries in an out of the ancient towns, together with reminiscences of student and artist life in Munich. Frank Roy Fraprie.
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Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]
Ybor City [Tampa], Florida]: [the restaurant], [circa 1935]. Small stapled booklet (10 x 6 cm.), 30, [2] pages. Advertisements. Index. Illustrated. Evident first and only edition. A promotional cocktail book, with recipes as well, from the oldest restaurant in Florida, and one of the oldest and largest Spanish/Cuban restaurants in America. A tip of the hat is given to the bartender, "Genial" Tony, who is indicated as the compiler. A.... (Item #5862)
Price: $350.00
Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]. Genial Tony, Columbia Restaurant Inc., Florida Ybor City.
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Honey From a Weed. Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apuglia.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1987. Illustrated with drawings by Corinn Sargood. Small quarto, 374 pages. First American edition, following the British publication one year prior. The classic autobiographical cookbook - a marvel. A fine copy in a price-clipped but otherwise fine dust jacket. (Item #5981)
Price: $100.00
Honey From a Weed. Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apuglia. Patience Gray.
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El Asado Ciollo. Roast Spit-Barbecue.
Buenos Aires: S.A. Editorial Bell, 1963. Octavo, 117 pages. Illustrated with black and white photos by Debora, and line drawings. Text in Spanish and English. First edition, simultaneous wrappered issue. An incredible journey into the meat fest that is Asado, which has been recently brought to the attention of Americans by Chef Francis Mallman of Buenos Aires and Uruguay. If you've ever wanted to spatchcock a cow, this book is... (Item #2420)
Price: $750.00
El Asado Ciollo. Roast Spit-Barbecue. E. Rodriguez Long, Jewel B. Groves.
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Les Plaisirs de la Table. Où, sous une forme nouvelle, l'Auteur a dévoilé maints délicieux secrets et recettes de bonne Cuisine, transcrit les précieux avis de Gourmets fameux et de fins Gastronomes, conseillers aimables et sûrs de l'Art du Bien-Manger. Préface de Robert de Flers. Dessins de P. F. Grignon.
Paris: by the author and J. Meynial, [1926]. Small quarto, 333 pages. First edition, trade issue on verge antique. A "remarquable livre de recettes." (Oberlé. Le Fastes de Bacchus et de Comus). Nignon was chef to the Tsar, and to the Austrian Emperor, before cooking at the grand Parisian restaurant, Larue. His cookbook is filled not just with recipes redolent of the finest French cooking, but also many historical culinary... (Item #2474)
Price: $500.00
Les Plaisirs de la Table. Où, sous une forme nouvelle, l'Auteur a dévoilé maints délicieux secrets et recettes de bonne Cuisine, transcrit les précieux avis de Gourmets fameux et de fins Gastronomes, conseillers aimables et sûrs de l'Art du Bien-Manger. Préface de Robert de Flers. Dessins de P. F. Grignon. Edouard Nignon.
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Simple French Food.
New York: Atheneum, 1974. Octavo, 433 pages. First edition. A classic. The best of cuisine bourgeoise or cuisine simple from one of the greatest of modern cookbook authors. “The dishes are not those found in posh restaurants, but those one enjoys in comfortable little country restaurants... and in well-run homes where the traditions of good eating have been maintained.” (from James Beard’s preface). Tiny bit of discoloration to top edge... (Item #5980)
Price: $150.00
Simple French Food. Richard Olney.
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Fanny at Chez Panisse. A Child's Restaurant Adventures with 46 Recipes.
New York: Harper Collins, 1992. Illustrated by Ann Arnold. Quarto, 133 pages. First edition. A simple and lovely book for young people told from the point of view of Alice Waters' daughter Fanny. Fanny observes the bustle of the Chez Panisse kitchen, but also the many farmers and others who supply the restaurant, and she considers the wider connectedness of her little microcosm to the bigger food world and to... (Item #3673)
Price: $150.00
Fanny at Chez Panisse. A Child's Restaurant Adventures with 46 Recipes. Alice Waters, Bob Carrau, Patricia Curtan.